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matthews is at the university of denver, which is the site of tonight's debate. chris, i've been watching you this past hour. i can sense the excitement that you feel, that i feel as well. i mean, it is a big night when these candidates speak at their conventions, but tonight the tv audience for this debate could be almost twice the size as the convention audience. just a huge night. what are each of these guys thinking they need to do tonight? >> well, i think obama's the one i'm focused on, the president. because everybody's been talking about, it's romney's big chance, it's romney's opportunity, blah, blah, blah. suppose obama goes on the attack tonight. suppose he surprises everybody and doesn't play defense. he doesn't try to handle his opponent and clinch, that he really goes and tries to put him away. and i think that's the significanti i significanting question. how does romney deal with the fact that he has no spontaneity? no ability to deal with the unexpected? how does he deal with that in the debate for an hour and a half? so will obama go after the guy, not play defense, not
>> so are we. and it's usually in your favor. thank you so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> hide and seek. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with the many secrets of mitt romney. he wants to be president he'll tell us that, but why? besides the office that is, besides the honor his father missed, besides the notion of being america's top winner that is. why does he want to be president? to go to war with iran? waging a new war in the middle east while escalating two others? to do it without telling us when or how he's going to end it or for that matter those two two. to finance a big across the board tax cut but not tell us how. not what big across the board deductions he'll deny people in order to pay for it or even what taxes he's been paying himself over the years. or how he'll finance all those popular things in the president's health care plan once he kills the plan itself. lots of secrets. secrets because he himself has no earthly idea what the answers are. i'm joined by democratic st
. this is one of the great frustrations that chris matthews had and ed and the entire panel at msnbc. they were so angry and i think for good reason because there were basic -- >> joe, this is an important question. it's not just the analysts, it's the average american had the answers for that. clearly, this was not like chris matthews knew and he didn't know. every person i talked to said, well, why didn't he say this? he could not ha he couldn't not have the answers. >> hold on. this isn't a debate or chris or ed. this is a debate to win the election. i'm sorry, it may have been disappointing, but there was something else going on. you have the jobs numbers coming out at 8:30 this morning in just a couple of hours. you have a lot of other things at play, and he's in a certain position in this race. there must have been, as flummoxing as it was to watch, a strategy. what was it? >> i haven't said this for a very long time. i'll say it again, though. debates are where you show your depth of understanding about politics. i've seen 1,000 debates. i've participated in, you know, scores of debates.
the houla. he had some very valid point. >> stephanie: yeah. i think people thought chris matthews was going to stroke out on the air. >> yeah. >> stephanie: i get it that the expectations were so low for mitt, but it's like david axelrod said, give this a second and as we have we see how it has been so thoroughly fact checked that they are going to use this stuff in ad now. >> caller: yeah, even today, though, most of the networks are still claiming romney is a win. which makes me wonder what is their criteria? because he got up there and lied. bullied the debate the moderator, the president. he took the opposite side of his own platform. he applied the criticisms that he is getting to the president, like the fact that he is making up facts and wants to cut medicare benefits. it just doesn't look like a win to me. >> stephanie: i'll tell you what is a win unemployment rate drops to 7.8%. >> caller: i love it but they are now saying it is a conspiracy. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: it just makes my head want to split open and my eyeballs drop out of my head. >>
and al and steve and chris back into the discussion and bring back chris matthews in denver in terms of hearing the republican spin on this. and seeing what seems to be real democratic frustration on the. we're hearing already in terms of the different responses from the two sides. the romney camp side proclaims victory and the obama campaign does not seem to be doing that, chris? >> right. i think when you read "the new york times" tomorrow, front page you'll see a side bar, strong night for romney as well as the mooin bar will be very positive for him. i think as an objective, it may be theater but it's the way people -- this is a major campaign event of the entire cycle. maybe "the" major campaign event. to treat it as some or the of lesson and information or education is a mistake. it was a campaign event and both sides went at it to win and one side won. that's why it's important. i go back to a couple of points which i just am astounded by. romney was able to get away with some things tonight that he's not been consistent on. he sfad you have a pre-existing condition and contin
. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with mr. romney's divorce. why did he pick paul ryan for
is in good shape, but come on. i feel like you and chris matthews after that debate. the president is going to have to bring it the way he should and the way he knows that he needs to do it, but he's going to be here in cleveland tomorrow. e
on. i feel like you and chris matthews after that debate.
supporters were livid. oh, my god. did you see chris matthewer after the debate? i mean, he was just going crazy. look, show them. >> we have our knives out. we go after the people and the facts. what was he doing tonight? he went in there disarmed. why didn't obama -- >> brian: i've never seen someone have a melt down on camera like that. he recommend the president watch his show. >> steve: because they talk about things the way the president should be over on that other channel. you got to figure since the romneys had such a good debate and the president had such a bad one, which direction are they going to go from here on out? the worry is, among some on the left, they'll pull out all the stops, go completely negative, next thing you know, that has the potential to backfire on the president if he doesn't act presidential and stay above the fray. but we are talking about chicago and they certainly have had a dirty campaign thus far. will it continue? you be the judge. >> brian: now your headlines. nothing to do with politics, but -- >> the hbt is osama bin laden. >> brian: controversial
broke chris matthews! >> he's still broken. you know, at one point, when he's writing, was he writing in his diary. >> playing words with friends. got a couple of letters. >> couldn't let that go. >> oh, my goodness. >> all right. >> coming up, the escalating feud on the set of "american idol." did nicki minaj really threaten to shoot mariah carey. >> what? >> or is it just hype for the show. we'll see, and the magazine cover featuring new more and yahoo! ceo marissa mayer. we'll >>> just ahead, does this jerseyy make me look fat? some rough and tumble football players. >>> and we'll hear from a guy who played a prank on people waiting for the new iphone. >> that hurt. so where you living now, will? will: [ inner voice ] where am i living? the only place i can afford. here it is, just like you left it. will: [ inner voice ] okay, i was smart enough to notice that this totally loaded daily double is now on the mcdonald's extra value menu. only paid a buck 99. so hey, i can handle this. i got this great kind of loft space. no way. cool. [ male announcer ] check out mcdonald's extra valu
. >> chris, joe raises an interesting point, the same point that matthew dowd raised in a national journal piece. in preparing for the debates, romney and president obama needs to remember that judgments on winning or losing are much more stylistic than substantive. the public isn't interested in getting more detail-specific policy, but in getting pointers about people on stage. when debates have moved in the numbers in the past, it's been result the impressions, mannerisms, style. is it going to be all about style trumping substance? >> he's partly right. he debates especially when you see a significant change, are about moments. which candidate capitalizes on the moment. either that they engineer, or that they respond to because of the question. smart candidates go in the debate to define those moments. the problem i would say for governor romney is, it is more than just style. it is substance. if he gets asked on the stage. what specifically type of loopholes are you going to get rid of and he says, wait, i'm not going to tell you, i'm going to tell you after the election, it's one of t
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